Gering tables decision on recreational options

The Gering city council Monday discussed the future of its recreational facilities during two separate meetings before delaying any action until their first meeting in September.

Council members were divided in a pre-council meeting and in the regular meeting on whether the council should only consider expansion of the baseball and softball fields, or broaden the scope of the discussion to include an aging swimming pool and the Five Rocks Amphitheater.

Mayor Ed Mayo even threatened to veto any future vote on expanding ball fields using land the city owns on the west end of town until a feasibility study is conducted.

The council eventually decided to have committee chairs Jill McFarland and Dan Smith work with the council's Recreation Committee to define the scope of the future discussion and what a possible feasibility study should address.

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